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Australian Catholic University (ACU) — public non-profit university. It is located in Melbourne, Australia. The higher education institution was founded not so long ago — in 1991 — which is why it is considered one of the youngest in the country. ACU is a member of Universities Australia, Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU), Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU).
The university is in top-810 of the best universities in the world, according to QS World University Rankings.
At ACU, you can get a bachelor, master and doctorate degree in different fields of study.
At ACU, the academic calendar is divided into two semesters. However, tuition fees are calculated per year. Tuition fees here are different for locals and foreigners. For locals, it starts from 2,535 USD, and for foreigners — a minimum of 8,460 USD. The educational institution helps students financially with the help of scholarships and financial aid. They are available to local and international students. Check the university website for up-to-date information on tuition fees and available scholarships.
Also, consider other expenses: accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals, and personal expenses.
School education in Australia lasts longer than 11 grades. Therefore, in order to enter an undergraduate program at ACU, applicants must complete 1 year of university in their home country or take one of the preparatory programs (A-Levels, IB, Foundation, etc.). Undergraduate students are accepted to ACU based on school grades. Before submitting documents to the university, applicants take an English language exam. The university accepts the results of IELTS, PTE or TOEFL. The minimum TOEFL score is 60. The IELTS score is not lower than 6. Applicants will need a subject exam — A-Level or SAT. Additionally, upon admission, an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma can be accepted. ACU also provides online undergraduate programs.
Master's degree at ACU
When considering candidates for master's programs, the admission committee of the university pays attention to the student's academic performance during the undergraduate program. To confirm your level of English, you must pass IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 79. IELTS — 6.5 or higher. There is an opportunity to study at ACU via online master's programs.
Doctorate degree at ACU
If you decide to pursue a career in science and enroll in a doctoral program, you must pass the language exam — IELTS. IELTS — no less than 6.5 points.
The city campus of ACU provides students with countless opportunities for work and recreation — from sitting in a coffee shop with a laptop to internships at large companies. Melbourne has a well developed entertainment infrastructure, but the rhythm of the big city can be distracting for some students. There is a library on the grounds of the university. There are collected scientific works of graduates and teachers of the university, as well as fiction. ACU regularly accepts students for international exchange programs, providing both local and international students with the opportunity to come into contact with different cultures and gain unique experience.
After graduation, you can stay in Australia for another 1.5 to 4 years, depending on the degree received. To do this, you need to apply for a graduate visa — it allows you to work in the country without changing your visa to a work one. Graduates of ACU find jobs without difficulty. One of the reasons is the good reputation of the university among employers, according to the results of the QS ranking. Look for more immigration options in our article.